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Syria TV says 6 killed in insurgent attack on displaced camp

May. 14, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV says six people were killed when insurgents lobbed missiles into a government-controlled displaced people's camp in the country's northwest. Al-Ikhbariya TV said the dead from Tuesday's attack on the Nayrab camp southeast of Aleppo city included two children. An...

Q&A: Syria's Assad sets sights on Idlib, the final showdown?

May. 10, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — After eight months of relative calm, Syria's northwestern province of Idlib is once again a theater for bloody military operations: heavy bombardment, airstrikes and waves of civilian displacement as Syrian government troops, backed by Russia, push their way into the rebel-held enclave in a...

Militant attacks kill 22 government troops in north Syria

Apr. 27, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked militants launched attacks early Saturday on government forces positions in northern Syria killing and wounding dozens in the latest violation of a seven-month truce in the last major rebel stronghold in the country. The al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahir al-Sham, or HTS, said the...

Syrian woman in wheelchair tells UN disabled are invisible

Apr. 24, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 20-year-old Syrian woman with cerebral palsy told the United Nations on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities already "were forgotten in times of peace" and are struggling to survive in her country's long war as they "remain invisible." Nujeen Mustafa...

Separate militant attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers

Apr. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in different parts of the country that killed nearly 50 soldiers and allied fighters, activists and a war monitoring group said Saturday. In one attack, IS militants ambushed...

Afghans recruited to fight in Syrian war struggle back home

Mar. 31, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Too poor to even buy pens and notebooks for school, Mehdi left his home in Afghanistan soon after his 17th birthday and headed to Iran, hoping to make his way to Europe and find work. Instead, Mehdi ended up fighting in Syria's civil war, a conflict he had nothing to do with,...

Back home, Afghan veterans of Syria war seen as Iran's pawns

Mar. 31, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — An impoverished teenager, Mehdi, joined the wave of Afghans who left their homeland, dreaming of reaching Europe to find work. Where he ended up was entirely different: On the battlefields of Syria's civil war, in a militia created by Iran. Mehdi was one of tens of thousands of...

Syria claims Israel struck targets in the country's north

Mar. 27, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Wednesday its air defenses have responded to an "Israeli air aggression" targeting positions in the northern Aleppo province. State media quoted a military official who said the late night strikes targeted positions in an industrial area northeast of Aleppo city, causing material...